Weekly Policy Watch Updates From The ASA

Your weekly look at how ASA’s government affairs team is hard at work supporting sound fisheries policies throughout the country.

ACE Reauthorization Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

On the heels of its passage in the U.S. Senate last month, the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Reauthorization Act was introduced by Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Jen Kiggans (R-VA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA). The bipartisan legislation includes many provisions supporting the sportfishing industry and recreational anglers.

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Guyas to Testify Before House Natural Resources Committee

This Thursday, ASA’s Southeast Fisheries Policy Director, Martha Guyas, will testify before the House Natural Resources Committee on the importance of accurate data collection for proper management and conservation of marine fisheries. Following the announcement of the single-day South Atlantic red snapper season, she will focus on how the lack of credible data is harming recreational anglers and the sportfishing industry.

Click the link below to watch the hearing live on Thursday, June 27, at 9:30 AM ET.

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ASA Sustainability Toolkit Webinar #2

There’s still time to register for the second installment of the ASA Sustainability Toolkit webinar series on June 25 at 1:00 PM ET.

Join ASA and Emerger Strategies as we walk through the Sustainability Assessment Tool and discuss opportunities for businesses of all sizes to meet their short and long-term sustainability goals.

Register Here


The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association committed to representing the interests of the sportfishing and boating industries as well as the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry and anglers a unified voice when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic, conservation and social values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America’s 55 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways through Keep America Fishing, our national angler advocacy campaign. America’s anglers generate nearly $50 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for 800,000 people.